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Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Clinical Psychology Program Director, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill
Professor Abramowitz is an internationally recognized expert on OCD and anxiety disorders.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Anxiety Disorders
Executive Director, Counseling Center · Georgia Southern University
Jodi K. Caldwell is the Executive Director Sexual Assault Response Team Chair and Regent's Advisor Council of the Counseling Center.
Professional Development Women's Health Issues Psychology Counseling Multiculturalism
Candi Cann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Baylor Interdiscipinary Core and Religion · Baylor University
Dr. Cann teaches World Cultures, Social World, World Religions, and Buddhism.
World Religions Buddhism Death and Dying Digital Afterlife Modern Mourning Practices
Research Director and Professor · ResilienceByDesign Research Lab and Royal Roads University
Robin Cox's expertise includes the psychosocial dimensions of disasters, disaster resilience, and traumatic stress and coping.
Resilience Higher Education Community Resilience Disaster Psychosocial Response Stress and Coping
LeaAnne DeRigne, MSW, Ph.D.
Associate Professor · Florida Atlantic University
LeaAnne DeRigne's area of research expertise is in paid sick leave, flexible work, vacation time, and pensions.
vacation time Pensions Health Care Policy Labor Market Participation Sick Leave
Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development · Vanderbilt University
Expert on how people process true and false information, and how to mitigate the effects of reading and sharing false information.
How to prevent sharing false information online Lies Fake News Developmental Science Cognition
Dr. Paul Henry Kurzweg Distinguished Chair and Professor of Disaster Mental Health and Professor of Social Work · Tulane University
Charles Figley is an internationally-known trauma expert, social work professor and head of the Tulane Trauma Institute.
Crisis Counseling Compassion fatigue Disasters and Mental Health Trauma Disasters
Abbe Finn, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Expert in school shooting prevention and crisis response · Florida Gulf Coast University
Abbe Finn specializes in school violence and workplace violence prevention.
school shooting prevention and intervention Clinical Mental Health Counseling Suicide Prevention Addictions Crisis Response
Yaro Garcia, Ph.D., LMHC
Expert in human trafficking and violent crimes · Florida Gulf Coast University
Dr. Yaro Garcia is a counselor, advocate and educator specializing in complex trauma and disclosure in trauma survivors.
Counseling Education Disclosure in Trauma Violent Crimes Sexual Assault Human Trafficking
Annie T. Ginty, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology & Neuroscience · Baylor University
An expert in neuroimaging, psychophysiological, neuroendocrine, and epidemiological methods.
Health Psychology Psychological Stress The Nervous System Epidemiological Methods Neuroimaging
Professor of Practice · Tulane University
Maurya Glaude is an expert in adolescent mental health, disaster mental health and innovative social work teaching methods.
Disaster Behavioral Health Substance Abuse Adolescent Mental Health
Professor of Marketing · Vanderbilt University
Expert in marketing, market research, and consumer behavior focusing on the impact of scarcity and sales on shoppers' mindsets.
Sales Consumer Behavior Market Research Marketing Scarcity
Paul Gordon, Ph.D.
Professor of Health, Human Performance and Recreation · Baylor University
Expert on physical activity, and lifestyle-based research related to obesity and its co-morbidities across the lifespan
Health Human Performance Recreation Physical Activity & Health Obesity
Director of the PhD Program · Tulane University School of Social Work
Hansel is an expert in disaster mental health and trauma services.
Research and Statistics Disaster Mental Health Trauma
Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D.
Professor · Florida Atlantic University
Sameer Hinduja is recognized internationally for his work on the subjects of cyberbullying, safe social media use, and youth well-being.
Safe Social Media Use Cyberbullying
Emily Hunter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management, Hankamer School of Business · Baylor University
Negotiation and conflict management expert, revolutionizing the fundamentals of workplace psychology
Negotiation and conflict management Work-Family Issues Stress Work-family conflict and balance Workplace Deviance
Peter Koch, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy · Villanova University
Peter Koch, Ph.D., is an expert in philosophical issues of biomedical and clinical ethics related to patient well-being, harm and disease.
Harm Brain Death Euthanasia Philosophy of Disability Philosophy of Disease
Senior Associate AD - Athletic Performance · UC San Diego
Kritz led the growth of New Zealand's national strength & conditioning discipline, High Performance New Zealand, from 3 to 36 staff members.
Remote Training In Isolation Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries High Performance Amateur Athletes Athletic Performance High Performance Professional Athletes
Dean of Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine · Tulane University
Dean Thomas LaVeist's areas of expertise include U.S. health and social policy and the role of race in health research.
Vaccine Hesitancy COVID-19 Health disparities by race and ethnicity Health Disparities Social Determinants of Health
Interim Provost; Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship · Hofstra University
Professor Lenaghan's research focuses on human resource management, specifically work-family conflict and employee benefits.
Human Resource Management Employee Benefits Recruitment
Jeff Levin, Ph.D.
University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health · Baylor University
Dr. Levin’s current research and writing are focused on the historical and contemporary intersections of faith and medicine.
Coronavirus Social and Epidemiologic Research on Judaism and Population health Theories of Healing and the Work of Healers Role of Faith-Based Initiatives in Public Health and Healthcare Policy Religion and Health
Jonathan M. Metzl
Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society · Vanderbilt University
World-renowned expert on gun violence and mental illness, white identity politics and race and health.
Mass shootings Mental Health Guns in America Guns and Mental Illness Race, Gender and Social Justice in Healthcare
Holly Oxhandler, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Associate Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work · Baylor University
Oxhandler studies how to ethically & effectively assess and discuss clients’ religion/spirituality within health and mental health treatment
Religion and Social Work Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Practice Evidence-Based Practice Process Scale Development Mental Health (primarily Anxiety and Depression)
Dale Peeples, MD
Pediatric Psychiatrist / Associate Professor of Psychiatry · Augusta University
Peeples is a highly-regarded psychiatrist providing tips to maintain mental wellbeing throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.
Juvenile Corrections Psychiatry Telepsychiatry Pediatric Psychiatry Juvenile Delinquency
Sara Perry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Management · Baylor University
Dr. Perry researches management-related topics, including remote work, negotiation, employee stress and health, innovation and leadership.
Work From Home WFH Great Resignation Industrial and Organizational Psychology Management
Assistant professor of social work · Tulane University
Leia Saltzman is an expert on trauma associated with community violence and mass disaster.
Trauma Posttraumatic growth Mass disaster COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Community Resilience
Professor of Psychology · Hofstra University
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Phobia & Trauma Clinic
Virtual Reality Exposure to treat PTSD, Fear of Flying, Public Speaking, and Other Phobias Substance Abuse Disorders Psychology Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Anxiety Disorders
Michael Scullin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience · Baylor University
Professor Scullin’s research investigates how sleep physiology impacts memory, education, health, and aging.
Neuroscience Sleep Physiology Cognitive Neuroscience Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Psychology
Associate Professor · Georgia Southern University
David Sikora is an expert in human resource management and employee management.
Organizational Behavior Human Resource Management Employee Management
Emergency Physician at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre & Medical Director · Emergency Department Violence Intervention Program
An academic emergency medicine physician dedicated to advocating for people affected by violence
Trauma Care Youth Violence Intimate Partner Violence Emergency Medicine
Professor · Georgia Southern University
Dr. Jeffrey Tysinger is a Professor at Georgia Southern University, working in the Department of Leadership, Technology & Human Development.
School Psychology Consultation School Psychology Counseling Interventions
Associate Professor, Biostatistics · Georgia Southern University
Jian Zhang's research focuses on chronic disease from both public health and preventative medicine perspectives.
Coronavirus Public Health Surveillance Vaccine-preventative Diseases Epidemiology Chronic Diseases